I am an Archival Assistant at Western Kentucky University's Department of
Library Special Collections. I am the author of two books: "That Mighty Band of
Maidens: A History of Potter College for Young Ladies, Bowling Green, Kentucky,
1889-1909" (Landmark Association, 2001); and "Eliza Calvert Hall: Kentucky
Author and Suffragist" (University Press of Kentucky, 2007). 

Western Kentucky University - History

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"The Little Rock School in the Vale": WKU's Rural Training School, WKU Spirit (2015)

From 1920 to 1955, one-room country schoolteachers-in-training received hands-on experience at WKU's Rural Training School,...

 

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Downing University Center: The Place for Involvement, WKU Spirit (2014)

Prior to its multi-million-dollar renovation and expansion, completed in 2014, Downing Student Union (DSU) was...

 

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Rex, King of Dogs, WKU Spirit (2014)

Rex, Coach E. A. Diddle's beloved Irish Setter, was WKU's unofficial athletic mascot and a...

 

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"Make the Letter and Dress It Up": G. G. Craig, WKU's Master Penman, WKU Spirit (2014)

Over his 40-plus years at WKU, penmanship instructor Gavin G. Craig taught cursive handwriting to...

 

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Birth of a Tradition: The First Homecoming, WKU Spirit (2013)

WKU's first university-sponsored homecoming in 1927 was a day to remember on the Hill. This...

 

Bowling Green & Warren County - History

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Architecture on Trial: The Porters and the Pest House, Landmark Report (2014)

When young Amelia Porter contracted smallpox in September 1902, a legal battle ensued between her...

 

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The Duck Supper: Roasting Gender in Early Twentieth-Century Bowling Green (2012)

In 1901, a scandal rocked Potter College for Young Ladies in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Five...

 

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Virginia's Journey, Landmark Report (2012)

The forty-year journalism career of Smiths Grove, Kentucky native Virginia Wood Davis (1919-1990) took her...

 

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"I hope you can some day have a bath room": Bowling Green's Sewer System (2011)

Bowling Green once disposed of its sewage through “sinks,” openings to caverns and underground watercourses...

 

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The History of Her Heart: Kentucky Author Rosa Praigg Dickerson, Landmark Report (2011)

Under the pen name "Violet Woods," Rosa Praigg Dickerson (1843-1902) wrote poetry and stories for...